Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954 - 1963 Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did the Dexter Avenue Church find it difficult to find?
(a) A congregation
(b) Funding
(c) Suitable preachers
(d) A church

2. What do the Alabama police charge King with?
(a) Tax evasion
(b) Speeding
(c) Perjury
(d) Murder

3. Who is Martin Luther King competing for a position at Dexter church with?
(a) Jack White
(b) Alan McNamus
(c) Vernon Johns
(d) Walter McCall

4. What African country does King fly to?
(a) Nigeria
(b) Zimbabwe
(c) Ghana
(d) Zaire

5. Who does John Kennedy offer his support to in this chapter?
(a) Levin
(b) Coretta King
(c) Rustin
(d) Moses

6. Where did King's friend organize a similar boycott?
(a) Baton Rogue
(b) Memphis
(c) Jackson
(d) Chapeau Rouge

7. What does the city council approve in an attempt to improve the bus company's financial troubles?
(a) Christmas shopping buses
(b) A fare increase
(c) Less buses
(d) Equality of seating

8. Whose philosophy does Harris Wofford follow?
(a) Marx
(b) Kafka
(c) Gandhi
(d) Nietzsche

9. What does John Lewis go to the restaurant to eat?
(a) Hamburgers
(b) Fired chicken
(c) Steaks
(d) Boiled chicken

10. What does a mob throw through the back window of a bus?
(a) A grenade
(b) A brick
(c) A nail bomb
(d) A fire bomb

11. What is the name of Williams' daughter?
(a) Alberta
(b) Denise
(c) Anne
(d) Coretta

12. Who does Robert Kennedy telephone in this chapter?
(a) The mayor in Georgia
(b) A judge in Georgia
(c) Malcolm X
(d) Coretta King

13. Where did King's four friends go on trial?
(a) New York City
(b) Jackson
(c) Los Angeles
(d) Montgomery

14. What kind of commitee does the Nashville mayor appoint?
(a) All white
(b) Biracial
(c) All men
(d) All black

15. What do the police convict Rosa Parks of?
(a) Promoting Communism
(b) Breaking segregation laws
(c) Dealing drugs
(d) Drinking in a public place

Short Answer Questions

1. In which government building does King meet Nixon?

2. Where do King and his supporters march to in Los Angeles?

3. What was Williams' father's job?

4. Who does Robert Kennedy fear racial tension will make USA appear weak to?

5. Why did Moses drop out of graduate school?

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